EM & Co presents
It's a Lola!
hand-crafted knit bags & accessories
Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25
Cocktail Reception: Friday, October 23, 7-10 PM
Champagne cocktails & appetizers.
Free gift bags (limited supply, first-come-first-serve).
EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St., L.A., CA 90048
About It's a Lola!:
Nancy Mende, AKA Lola, helped form a high-end designer, hand-knit sweater line in the late '70s, called Les Deux Noisettes. Their stunning, one-of-a-kind creations were featured at Bloomingdales, Macy's, Barneys, Henri Bendel, among others. Within a year of the company's inception, it employed a staff of 75, including 25 meticulous knitters.
The Les Deux Noisettes line garnered incredible attention within the fashion world and beyond. Because of its unprecedented overnight success, the line was in jeopardy of becoming mass produced and copied. So Lola did the unthinkable. She went to Italy, got married, and moved on.
Since stepping away from 7th Avenue in the mid '80's, Lola has continued to enjoy an intimate, loyal fan base that commission her to design and create sweaters, throws and handbags.
Now, back by popular demand (pleading from her customers in New York, Boston and Miami) It's a Lola! returns with stunning handbags for day or evening.
Lola's silk, wool and chenille yarns are hand dyed in Italy, Chile, Peru and the U.S.; the straps are supple leather and suede; and the linings vintage or new silks, cottons or blends. Lola has also incorporated a "green" group with handles made from faux crock, natural woven materials and inlaid wooden handles.
Lola does not use patterns to design her bags. Her designs go directly from mind to skein, not from pen to paper. Lola will not duplicate her bags. Therefore, every bag is one of a kind. So when people ask you where you got your gorgeous hand-knit bag, you can say with confidence, "It's a Lola!"
For more information about It's a Lola!, please visit: www.itsalola.com.
EM & Co presents
Kimberly Cole and EM & Co present
UP NEXT: EMERGING L.A. DESIGNERS
VENTIDUE . QUEENIE4EVER . HELLES
Wednesday, October 14, 7-11 PM
* Sponsored by: Agenda Magazine
* Event Partners: bleeding edge PR, Forward Fashion, TheLEK.com,
Golden Style LIVE, Cinema Makeup School
* Runway looks styled by: Fashion Stylist Dalit Gwenna
* Portion of proceeds benefiting: A Place Called Home, The Cinderella Project
* Live Music from DJ Teemaree
* Bradford Tonic cocktails, Appetizers, Valet parking
EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St., L.A., CA 90048
About Bleeding Edge PR:
Founded in 2009, bleeding edge PR is a public relations company specializing in the Fashion and Luxury Lifestyle industry. Our clients represent the best within their respective fields with each bringing its own unique and lasting flair to the ultra-competitive fashion world. Based in L.A., bleeding edge has worldwide connections that extend from New York to South America, to Europe and Australia. Bleeding edge PR's designers and brands are of the highest quality and showcase the top trends and statements in fashion and luxury living. For more information about bleeding edge PR, please visit: www.bleedingedgepr.com.
About Dalit Gwenna:
Dalit Gwenna, a fashion maven with hands on, cutting-edge, L.A. / N.Y. experience, brings a new version of styling to the table. She extends beyond the role of your everyday fashion consultant, relying on her experience in costume design, wardrobe styling and closet makeovers. Dalit is best known for mixing, matching and mis-matching one-of-a-kind vintage finds with the most inspiring up-and-coming designers.
Dalit’s Clients range from everyday fashionistas, indie-artists and celebrities, to aerospace engineers and lawyers. Dalit styles clients for red-carpets, special events, photo-shoots, performances, videos, editorial spreads, or just a run to Coffee Bean. For more information about Dalit Gwenna, please visit: www.dalitgwenna.com.
Los Angeles teen fashion designer Tatiana Mclane, is only 17, yet she has already established herself as a Fashion Queen in the world of media and entertainment. She has designed clothing worn by world-famous celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, Ming Na (the voice of Disney’s ‘Princess Mulan’), Daveigh Chase (the voice of Disney’s ‘Lilo’), Beverly Mitchell (star of hit TV series ‘Seventh Heaven’), Sasha Cohen (Olympic Ice Skating Champion), current ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestants Aaron Carter and Melissa Joan Hart, Tyler Connolly (lead singer of ‘Theory of A Deadman’), and many more. Tatiana’s childhood friend, 15-year old Frankie Clarke - the namesake for iconic label Frankie b. - is Tatiana’s model/muse.
Even at the young age of nine, Tatiana had a natural flair for color and style, helping her mom - music lawyer Venice Wong – style wardrobes for rock star clients. After meeting Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough at a charity event, Tatiana told him she was a fashion designer and that she could custom design anything he wanted. He took her up on her offer, and Tatiana flew out to Orlando, Florida to see a Backstreet Boy appear on stage wearing her designs. This amazing experience was enough to convince her mom to help Tatiana set up her own fashion company; thus, Queenie4ever was born. Created by Tatiana Mclane and her mom, Venice Wong, Queenie4ever is meant to be positive role model for young girls to follow their dream, just like Tatiana is following hers - to be a successful fashion designer.
Enter Tatiana’s Fashion Fairytale Kingdom, Queenie4ever, where you will find clothing created to make you feel like a Fairytale Princess. Clothing that is inspired by Tatiana’s love of old Hollywood glamour and vintage styles mixed with her obsession with Japanese pop culture and Harajuko street wear: www.queenie4ever.com.
Helles Paris is a jewelry collection designed to be a blend of "French Chic" and "Jet-Set Rock." The designers of Helles Paris were inspired by Cleopatra for her gracefulness and Marilyn Monroe for her glamour. Pieces from Helles Paris transform any outfit into a sexy and chic look. Magazines such as ELLE and Glamour have featured Helles Paris, and celebrities such as Kim Kardashian have been seen wearing Helles Paris. If you want something sexy and unique, then you want Helles Paris!